appreciating the little things

Happy Saturday! This feels like an intro to the podcast, but it isn’t {the podcast will be back this fall though}.

I don’t usually write about my own work here, but I’m pretty proud of this feat … I’m not sure how I pulled this off, but somewhere between having major surgery and now, I made 18 new small pieces {15 panels, 3 sculptures} for an art show at Ian Tan Gallery in Vancouver. It’s titled “appreciating the little things” because, well, 2020. If this shit show of a year has taught me anything, it’s to embrace the joy that comes from things like baked goods, pets, and the couch.*PLEASE NOTE: all tiny people in the pieces are socially distanced! Here is my artist statement and some of the work. You can see the entire show right here.

DANIELLE KRYSA
appreciating the little things
Aug 20 – 31, 2020 {preview is on as of Aug 15!}

Walks around the block, perfectly pink sunsets, freshly baked pie, and actually being home to water the plants. Before March 2020, most of us took these simple pleasures for granted — and then, whether we liked it or not, we were forced to embrace them… sourdough bread, anyone? While this new ‘normal’ has caused a rollercoaster of emotions for the entire world, there are silver linings. We’ve slowed down. We’ve discovered how much we love hugs. We’ve given Mother Nature a chance to catch her breath. We’ve taken our dogs for walks, watched the sun set, baked everything, and watched our gardens grow.

This show is filled with 18 small mixed media pieces — both panels and sculptures — that celebrate all of ‘the little things’ I overlooked while being too busy to notice. Tiny people snipped from the pages of old books, explore each of these wonders, marveling at their magnificence. There truly is so much beauty surrounding us all the time, we just have to stop long enough to see it. Here’s to appreciating “the little things”.

And that’s that. Thanks for looking/reading. Have a lovely weekend ~ Danielle

Happy Saturday! This feels like an intro to the podcast, but it isn’t {the podcast will be back this fall though}. I don’t usually write about my own work here, but I’m pretty proud of this feat … I’m not sure how I pulled this off, but somewhere between having major surgery and now, IRead Moreart show, contemporary, mixed media / collage, sculptureThe Jealous CuratorRead More

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